Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday crashed out of the All England Badminton Championships as they suffered straight-game defeat at the hands of top seeded Chinese duo of Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei in the second round here.
Seasoned Indian ace Saina Nehwal and the fast-rising H S Prannoy notched up contrasting wins in the women's and men's singles competition respectively to reach the All England badminton championships' second round at Barclaycard Arena here.
Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy scored an upset win, while women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa registering a hard-fought victory to progress to the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, here on Wednesday.
India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament, here on Tuesday.
After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.
Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Jwala Gutta entered the pre-quarterfinals of the USD120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here on Wednesday.
A year ago Arvind Bhat had turned back the clock to win the German Open and the senior Indian shuttler will hope to produce another age-defying exploit when he look to defend his title in the Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at Mulheim an der Ruhr, starting on Tuesday.
Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.
Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to defeat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title, while Parupalli Kashyap beat K Srikanth in an all-India final to win men's singles crown of the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Sunday.